Eligibility Criteria for Karnataka CET

Candidates from Karnataka or wards of Jammu & Kashmir migrants who cleared 10+2 with relevant subjects or are taking the board examinations in the current year are eligible to take Karnaraka CET. More than 1 lakh students appear for this examination every year. Those who have studied in Kannada medium from 1st to 10th standards are eligible to claim for reserved seats under Kannada Medium quota.

Candidates taking Karnataka CET for admission into medical programs, including dental, ayurveda, homoeopathy, unani, yoga & naturopathy courses, should have Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as their subjects at 10+2. Applicants for engineering, technology and architecture programs should have Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics at 10+2 levels.
  • For Medical/Dental Courses:

A candidate should have passed 10+2 or an equivalent examination with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology, with at least 50% aggregate marks in each of the subjects mentioned. For candidates belonging to SC/ST or the OBC category, the %age is 40. Those appearing for class 12th exams in 2011 are also eligible to apply.Additionally, a candidate needs to have attained the age of 17 years (but not more than 25 years) as on 31st December, 2011.

  • For Engineering Courses:

A candidate should have passed 10+2 or an equivalent examination with English, Physics, Mathematics and any of the Chemistry / Bio-Technology / Computer Science / Electronics / Biology with a minimum of 45% aggregate marks in the optional subjects(40% for SC/ST/OBC). Those appearing for class 12th exams in 2011 can also apply.

  • For Architecture Course:

A candidate should have passed 10+2 or an equivalent examination with Mathematics with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in all the subjects (45% for SC/ST/OBC). Those appearing for class 12th exams in 2011 are also eligible to apply.

Candidates needs to have also appeared in NATA and scored a minimum of 40% marks in the examination.

Minimum Percentage of Marks at 10+2 required to be eligible for seat allocation through Karnataka CET or KCET:

Candidates applying forGeneral Category studentsSC, ST and Special Category studentsMinimum scores in Other Examinations
Medical Courses 50% 40%  
Engineering and Technology Courses 45% 40%  
Architecture Courses 50% 45% 40% in NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture)

The candidates who have been selected for any course in the previous year are not eligible for selection through Karnataka CET in the current year in the same discipline. However, if they forfeit seats for which they are selected in the previous years, they are eligible for selection in other disciplines. The candidates who have been selected for any course in the previous year are not eligible for selection through Karnataka CET in the current year in the same discipline. However, if they forfeit seats for which they are selected in the previous years, they are eligible for selection in other disciplines.

Age Criteria: Candidates must complete 17 years(but not more then 25 years) of age by 31st December 2011 to be eligible to appear in Karnataka CET 2011.

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